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's almost a 10% cut, i'm told. it's terrible. the republicans are hysterical about this. >> the pentagon is hysterical about it. both parties are hysterical, but it's about 10% which would bring us roughly back to where we were on defense spending in 2006. >> which adjusted for inflation. >> it was not exactly a crisis year in the pentagon. it's really a minor cut. they've gotten very spoiled at thale pentagon. they had years of luxury and big increases, and siso as soon as u cut the budget a bit, they scream to the heavens. >> john: defense secretary leon panetta said it will weaken our defense system, be irresponsible. senators mic mr. being cain and graham. these draconian cuts represent a threat to our national security and must not occur. >> i don't think that's the best way to cut the defense budget but it could be useful. we need bigger cuts in the defense budget because we do too much. this will force us, i think, to make choices. > >> john: what do you mean we do too much. >> we try to be everything in the world. we try to deliver peace and prosperity to every corner in the wor
are hysterical. >> so is the pentagon but it is 10 percent to bring us to where we were in 2006 which adjusted for inflation was not a crisis year. they have gotten spoiled with years of luxury then when they cut the budget they scream to the heavens. john: leon panetta says it would be irresponsible, senator mccain and gramm, the draconian cuts represent a threat to our national-security and must not occur. >> it is not the best way but it could be useful so it will force us to make choices. we try to be everything. deliver peace and prosperity to pretend every unstable country is the threat to an to bid the stable countries so we may have to reconsider and prioritize. john: obama talked-about the military being forced for things they don't want. i was skeptical but the tanks the pentagon says they have exceeded space and weight and power but the chief of staff warfare has changed we will never see a straight conventional conflict again but congress insists to buy more? >> it is built somewhere that is politically important it is built in ohio and 70 n. michigan keeps saying by more of them.
-mails to the second woman. this is isn't a love triangle it's a love pentagon >> i got to say after that, it gets a little far-fetched. i mean, all of a sudden the second woman has an emotionally trouble identicaltw and both the spymaster write letters of support for her twin sister's custody battle with the ex. listen to the name they came up with for him. >> grayson wolf. >> we don't have a picture of him. just put up a visual approximation. that's right. it's not believable anymore. i think that the news has jumped the shark. and the most unbelievable part, they say that that the general down there that general over there, he is the top commander of our war in afghanistan. afghanistan, really? please. if our troops were still fighting in afghanistan don't think we'd be hearing about that on the news instead of all of this [bleep]. anyway, bottom line it's a soap opera, and it is done. we should all move on. >> oh, this is far from over. susan lucci. >> oh, yes. and there's more. general petraeus has developed amnesia, and can't remember that he's pregnant. by his own evil twin. who's in a coma
in defense spending in 2006. with inflation. which isn't a crisis year for the pentagon. the had years of luxury and big increases. if you cut the budget a bit they scream from the heavens. it would weaken our defense systems be irresponsible. senators mccain and graham has a threat to the national security must not occur. >> it is not the best way but it could be useful. i think we need bigger cuts than the defense budget because we do too much. >> i think austerity. >> what do we do too much? >> we try to make it everything in the world. every unsafe country is with us the ability to defend ourselves if we cut it we need to prioritize it more. >> they talked about being able to save on things because the military was forced to pay for things they didn't even want. i was skeptical. looking it up the army says they have exceeded their space wait and power. the army chief of staff warfare has chained. we can't believe we will ever see a stray conventional could be flikt again. they insist on buying these things. >> it is somewhere important whe from the state number one to turn it off.
correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. so timing is everything, isn't it, jennifer? tell us a little bit about what we're seeing this now. >> reporter: well, it needs to be seen, jenna, in the context of israel's concern, its larger concern about iran. here's the ambassador to the united states, michael orton. >> our problem is not our border with gaza, but other countries' boards with gaza -- borders with gaza and arms that come from iran through sudan. among the rockets being fired at us are those which come directly from iran. we know that hamas terrorists have trained with the iranians. there's a strong connection. >> reporter: in the few years, jenna, hamas has been stockpiling these rockets with the help of iran. hamas and hezbollah to the north in lebanon have become proxy groups for iran. israel has long known that if it participates in a strike on iran's nuclear program, that iran will use hamas and hezbollah to fire rockets into israel. in a way israeli officials believe they will have to deal with the rockets from gaza sooner or later, and it's likely they will se
's a good call. for more we're joined by senior military analyst john oliver at the pentagon. (cheers and applause) so now that the scope of the scandal has widened, how is the military going to respond? there's got to be firings! >> skwro *epb, a few symbolic firings is no longer going to do the trick. we have to do something about heterosexuals in the military. (laughter) we've got to get rid of them, jon! they have got to go. >> that is a drastic step. i don't know than that's the answer. it's a drastic step. >> no, absolutely not, jon. they've got to be banned. if we think about it, it was probably a mistake to let them in in the first place. traditional armies were always gay, jon. as demonstrated in this documentary of a spectacular group of ripped gay spartans repelling what was at that point a much bigger even gayer persian army. (laughter). >> jon: many straights have served honorably and have not cheated on their spouses. >> jon, read the bible. these people are incapable of monogamy. it goes all the way back to the garden of eden. it's like the old biblical saying goes: for
as an analyst at the pentagon and also michael vickers who is head of intelligence at the pentagon who has spent some time in the agency, and personally, as a former intelligence officer, myself, i'd very much like to see a professional intelligence officer occupy the post of dci. >> michael, certainly the scandal surrounding general petraeus has overshadowed his testimony on what happened in benghazi on september 11th, and this is what senator john mccain had to say over the weekend. take a listen. >> they said they wanted to not give classified assessment of what happened, because they didn't want to betray sources. well, if classified assessment changed the unclassified assessment, then why in the world would you keep that information from the american people? >> well, as we look back hindsight being 20/20, is this the modern espionage, classified and unclassified documents being released and going public to fit a political thenarrative? >> well, i don't know about the fitting a political narrative precisely, but analysis is a lot different from assumption. and these days, when there are so m
'ath, a pentagon staff talk more than they should about what happens. i don't think anyone gave away national secrets but they did deliver misinformation credit characterize the seal rate as the intense firefight. it wasn't. the seals were fired upon one's. they returned fire, the guy who shot at them died. after that there was no more shooting. going to the house room by room in the adult male were sealed once they were fired upon. they cannot wait so they went through the house shot to every adult male in-house accidentally shot the wife of of one of the men. to characterize that to wac people the firefight is a stretch. reflecting animus toward bin laden he had been the big life of luxury, i don't know about you but as somebody locked me in a house with 12 children and the three wives, five years, i would not call that looks serious. apparently the wives did not get along well. you can accuse bin laden of many things that he would never go for the good life. he did not have air-conditioning, refrigerat ors comment he saw himself as a holy warrior living a life in preparation to go to the h
, 9/11 happens. every one of you remember when you were. i was on the steps of the pentagon. i little literally walked out of the building that day. i was there for a meeting. i remember hearing on that gorgeous blue day an absolute eerie sound. it was like a plane had taken a wrong turn. i didn't know it was a plane because planes go up and down the potomac river. i am of the bottom of the stairs. the plane hit the building. i did not know where i was sitting that two other planes could have hit the world trade center. we have cnn or c-span trailing but we didn't visit on. well, my first reaction, funny, we all have self-reservation. i just ripped my panty hose. my second reaction is holy smokes there's a lot of smoke coming out of that building. one of things i don't like about if pentagon is you have very few parking. from that point on, ladies and gentlemen, our world and the united states and around the world has changed. that's where we move forward to today's event because cyber has taken a huge role and place in that world since. so very soon after 911, the united states start
-third of that, and maybe 300 or so. we have a large number of them in the pentagon and a lot of them are spending time writing plans and defending plans with congress and trying to get the money, because that is a full-time exercise. i think that we can do that with k colonels or somebody like me for example. >> and maybe call you back because of the surge shggestion. and now, secretary gates is upset about this treatment of the four-star generals. there is something about a sense of entitlement and great power that skews people's judgment, and that what gates was saying about the dynamic or the power bubble around four-star generals, and do you buy that? >> i do. it is not just in the military establishment, but it is true in business, and it is true everywhere. when you bring people, when they come up through the ranks, they sometimes forget where they were and it is very, very easy to justify in your own mind an exs excessive number and style of perk, because you have a great deal of responsibility. the fact of the matter is that people do forget and i don't think it is necessary.
, what are you talking about? i'm open to looking at the pentagon budget. when you see the waste, fraud and abuse that's in the pentagon budget, we can't even at this point audit the pentagon. i think we need to -- >> i'm specifically talking about things like medicare, social security, medicaid. the kind of programs that people generally don't like to touch. >> no. we should not touch that. >> not at all? >> first of all, for medicaid, medicare and social security, these are programs that people have worked for. these are programs also that address those who are low income and who are poor. i don't believe that low income individuals and the most vulnerable in our seniors should be part of a deal. first of all, they're just living on the edge as we speak anyway. and so why should they have to bear the brunt of the cuts when we're talking about finding revenue to be able to really balance the budget, create a path toward deficit reduction? really reignite the american dream for everyone. i don't believe entitlement cuts that would affect the poor and seniors and low income individuals s
as the pentagon. who knows what else he's up to, but certainly his whole concept of counterinsurgency violates the sovereignty of every nation on earth. though it's a very dangerous position we're putting ourselves into weapon-wise. we can talk about untold history, where we get into the issue of where we're going, america -- >> i'll come to that. on petraeus, when the scandal broke about him having a mistress, is that grounds enough -- >> in england, it is. >> -- for him to resign? >> in england it is. our puritan morality dictates it. > that's true. >> certainly, it's not the reasons i would like to see him take a fall. it reminds me of the monica lewinsky scandal. stuff like that. it's tabloid. you love that in england. but here in america, the truth is he should have been long ago investigated far more severely by our media and he got a free pass because of the fruit salad and the congressional -- and in general, the entire american nation, the congress especially, has caved into this military worship of technology. i've seen that in the last 20 years grow. in the '90s and 2000s, we seem t
with you frequently. want to bring in our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr, right now. she's getting new information about a possible ground war. barbara, what are you picking up? >> reporter: wolf, i'm standing outside the israeli embassy, just come from a closed-door briefing. ambassador michael oren, the israeli ambassador to the united states, says all of the pan planning is done now for any possible ground action. they are ready to go in israel. the israeli armed forces, the u.s. has been briefed about it. if it comes to it, they are now done with the planning and completely ready to go. but ambassador oren does very importantly go on to say, and i quote, we would like to avoid ground action. oren saying they still want to get some sort of solution to all of this, get hamas to agree to stop firing those rockets. if it doesn't happen, though, they are ready to go now, wolf. >> barbara, where do the israelis think the weapons are coming from, the weapons in gaza, the rockets, the missiles? >> reporter: well, this is a very important question, of course, because now hamas is firing
to bring his pentagon into this particular new cycle but "don't ask don't tell" its historic. "don't ask don't tell" was passed but we still have to remember that our men and women who fight and die for this country, they still don't have equal benefits. there's still a long ways to go in this country as it relates to equal benefits and issues of i.d. cards and base housing in partnership benefits and a whole host of things. its important progress that we still need to make as well as transgender service, something that is not even right now discussion but it's something that's important and needs to be addressed. you know i say that because all these things we talk about, we talk about the politics and the numbers in the victories and not so many losses. but at at the end of the day there are real-life people. it's not often that we pass a law that there are real-life people who are immediately impacted and feel that. but right now in this country, the vast majority of people live in places where they are treated as second-class citizens in a young person growing up in america today, if
they will have to send in grounds forces. the pentagon is watching this very closely. for the first time hamas has fired rockets capable of hitting tel aviv and jerusalem. they were smuggled in through tunnels which is easier to do since the arab spring and the removal of hosni mubarak. so far it seems to be working pretty well. the iron dome has intercepted 307 out of 875 rockets fired from the gaza strip. the obama administration gave israel $205 million to purchase additional iron dome batteries in 2010 and congress approved additional funds for the system. megyn: middle east analysts are watching protests in jordan. we are told the demonstrations are in response to high fast prices. but they spiraled out of control. now there are suggestions that the muslim brotherhood may be trying to take advantage of all this chaos, using it to try to bring down king abdullah's regime. lieutenant colonel ralph peters weighs in and what we are seeing in gaza. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to be the last major administration official to testify when she appears on capitol hill a couple we
was in the united states last january he specifically wanted to pay a visit to the pentagon, which he did. so it indicates that xi i is not necessary just to himself from this kind of relationship. you may even see a kind of value added and identifying with it. at the way that china is trying to improve its advantage, if you will, is to present itself as a much more credible force in this context. now, with -- would've xi jinping be prepared to risk a major downturn in the u.s.-china relationship for all the reasons have been noted? i doubt this very, very seriously. but china has its date certain kind of claims that could very well we configured the regional environment for years to come, or at least enables china in its own estimation to better protect and assert its interests. so the question for the longer-term is how does the united states choose to react and respond. this is among the operative questions it seems to me that the obama administration is going to face in coming years. thank you very much for your time. [applause] >> so my second role is to be a discussed in bashing discuss
the pentagon. what is your view about whether this country should be prepared to go beyond the $487 billion that the president initially targeted? >> i do think there are additional savings to remain in defense spending. it is important to be clear that those reductions were reductions from projected increases. it lot -- it was not a reduction from the baseline. if you go off the fiscal cliff, it is not another $500 billion. that was part of the simpson- bowles framework. the sequester is an irresponsible way to do with cuts whether it is defense or non-defense. in terms of the magnitude of defense savings, five of hundred dollar billion cuts for 10 years is excessive. there are additional savings to be made in defense. senator levin has said another heaven -- hundred dollars billion. the key is to -- we should not have the budget decisions driving these decisions exclusively. -and not be the main component. what is our military strategy? we are doing lots of things in military that are still looking toward the cold war strategy. we need to focus on what our strategy is for this century and
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